15th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 15th 2018



Harry McMahon, Bristol & formerly Woodford. Funeral will be on Sat. Jul. 28th at 12 noon.

Rosemary Tuohy, Perth Western Australia & Coose. Rosemary’s 20th Anniversary is on Thur. 19th July.

Anne Egan (nee Porter) Ashbourne Co. Meath & formerly Bauntia. May they rest in peace.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto 12-13-24-25 Match 3 Temple Street Hospital Draw this Sat .Jul. 14th in Walsh’s Woodford. Jackpot E 3,800


Bus to Dublin: if you are interested in traveling to Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sun. Aug. 26th by Bus from Woodford, please let Fr. Kieran know


Mass at St. Anne’s Well, Rostullis on Fri. July 27th at 8pm. All welcome.


Woodford Parent & Toddler Group 2018/9 Meets Fridays 10am to 12pm at Woodford Youth Club Hall. Parents, Grandparents, Childminders, Babies, Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers. All welcome. Starting date, Fri. July 6th 2018. For more Info call 087-9018675.

Furnace Festival organisers which takes place on the 25th and 26th August in Woodford are urgently looking for volunteers to help with this event, anyone interested please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 085 1239550/090 9749309 and leave a message with your name

Clonfert Pilgrimage to Lourdes August 28th - Sept 2 2018. Please Contact Society Travel in Ballinasloe for more details. Phone 090-9645350.

Mass will be concelebrated in St. Feichin’s Cemetery, Lackan in Abbey parish on Sunday July 15th at 7pm to honour the 1438th anniversary of the birth of St. Feichin, the Patron Saint of Abbey parish Covered seating is available. A cup of tea for all after Mass. Everybody is welcome.Those attending this Mass should go to Powers Cross or Woodford and follow the direction signs for the Mass


An unveiling of a plaque in honour of Dermot Moran, RIP in the place where he passed away last year in Lowertown will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 5pm. Refreshments afterwards in the youth club hall, all welcome.


"Some Enchanted Evening". An Evening of Music & Song from much loved musicals in aid of St. Brigid's Church Fundraiser, Town Hall Portumna on Friday 20th July @ 8pm. Tickets €10 available at Parish Office-Mon-Fri-10am-3pm. Also available on the night.. Cheese & Wine Reception at 7pm sponsored by Donie O’Meara.


Chiropody clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on Mon 16th July, Thurs 2nd & Mon 20th August for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 0861901247 for an appointment.


Always Diplomas a Spanish Language school are looking for accommodation for a 15 year old Spanish girl who will attend TY year at Mercy College Woodford from mid September to mid December. €600 per Month. Please call Maura at 086 8564272 for more details.


On Behalf of Looscaun Shannonside Rural Development Group, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent collection of waste electrical goods. Because of the huge volume of items collected, Wee Ireland did a special collection for us which filled two twenty foot trucks.

Woodford Tidy Towns continues every Thursday 7p.m. meeting at Youth Club Hall. We would love more people to come on board to ensure that we have a well -presented village and foster a sense of pride in our local community.

Yoga Sona le Maria - Children's Yoga Workshops. Tuesday July 24th at Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre. 10 to 12 year olds 11am - 1pm. 6 to 9 year olds 2pm - 3pm. Please contact Maria 087 214 5434 for more information and to book, places are limited


Lough Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Starting in July, Woodford Library will be running the Summer Reading Challenge.It is open to children of all ages and is a great way to keep kids reading over the summer.The theme this year is "Summer Stars" so come along and check it out. Contact Woodford Library for further details.

This summer, the Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre will host a series of free lectures discussing a variety of interesting topics relating to East Galway. The Talks will take place on the following dates at 2pm: Friday 6th, Friday 13th& Friday 27th July, Friday 3rd &Friday 17th August and Friday 7th September 2018. The series starts on Friday 6th July with Dr Christy Cunniffe speaking on the Ecclesiastical Heritage of East Galway. All are welcome! For further information contact the Aughrim Visitor Centre at 09096-73939 or by email at@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginning experience programme for Men & Women who have lost a spouse through death, divorce, or separation, 19-21 October Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry; Contact Gerry 0863855090 or Maureen 0876646896!

Daisychain Chernobyl Group would like to thank you all for your very generous donation with our recent church-gate collection. Just to re-iterate, all monies collected goes directly to the Rest & Recuperation visit that is underway for the month of July. Deirdre Larkin, Group Leader.

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Fri. 9.30am Sun. 11am

Sunday July 15th 11am Edmund, Esther & Breda McGuire,

Michael & Margaret Nevin & deceased family members, Allendarra.

Seamus & Brian Page, Coose.

Sunday July 22nd 11am Anne & Anne Marie Seymour, Upperforge.

Eucharistic Ministers: Celia Cox Geraldine Lyons. .

Altar Society: Team 5 Maura Cooney Jacqueline Hickey.

Reader for Church Melanie Cooney..

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Mon ,Tue & Wed.. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday July 14th 7pm Sr. Rita Anne Cavanagh & Sr. Annie Cavanagh, Loughatorick.

Saturday July 21st 7pm Delia Comer, Rockhill.


Eucharistic Ministers: Anne Page Mary Coughlan .

Altar Society Mary Frances Flanagan Cissie Lyons. .

Reader for Church Rebecca Moylan.

Servers: (B) Fionnuala Hanley.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays 2pm to 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church


Sun. Jul. 15th SR 5.26am Set. 9.52pm First Quarter on Thur. Jul. 19th at 8.52pm

Sun Jul. 22nd SR 5.35am Set. 9.44pm Full Moon on Fri. Jul. 27th at 9.20pm Sun. Jul. 22nd






Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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